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See You at the IAI Annual Educational Conference in Nashville

Join us at the IAI Annual Educational Conference from 1- 7 August at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville (US).
You can find us in booth 525!

Don’t forget to follow all of these very exciting and interesting Amped Software sessions:

Basic principles of Image and Video Authentication
Presenter: Blake Sawyer
August 3, 08:00 – 08:45 CDT

In a world where a picture or video can have a crucial impact on nearly every investigation, making sure that media is what it purports and hasn’t been tampered with is paramount. This course will talk through differences in the authenticity of an image and the integrity of an image. We will then describe methods means to identify both file integrity and image authenticity.

Video Evidence Pitfalls
Presenter: Blake Sawyer
August 3, 08:50 – 09:30 CDT

While video is more readily available to aid in investigations today (e.g. CCTV, Body-worn, social media, and cellphones), there are several questions that may be asked of a video and that may not be able to be answered just by hitting the “Play” button. Understanding how video from sources can affect what we see when evaluating video is crucial to any evidence, and the eye is prone to see things differently than it is recorded. Learn why it is crucial to understand how the video is played and make sure the answers we get from the images are accurate.

Video File Analysis: Understanding the Data Behind the Images
Presenter: Blake Sawyer
August 4, 13:00 – 17:00 CDT

In this workshop, examiners will get an understanding of how a video is made at a frame level, how to examine and interpret metadata available to a video container, stream, and frame; and different methods to validate that data. Attendees should contact the instructor beforehand if they wish to use any of their own files in this workshop.

About the conference

The IAI Annual Educational Conference provides a full week of high-quality, cutting-edge education and hands-on training in forensic physical evidence examination and crime scene processing. You will be able to join lectures on the latest technology, techniques, and research, sign up for workshops to practice basic to advanced skills, and attend meetings and panels that provide an opportunity to discuss the latest professional topics and developments.

Find out more about the conference and register today!

See you there!

Come and Meet us at NATIA’s Premiere Event!

We are looking forward to exhibiting at NATIA’s National Training and Technology Exhibition!  The premiere event will take place from July 11-14 at Tampa Convention Center, Florida. 

Come and join us in booth 845 to learn more about Amped Software’s latest technology for your forensic image and video analysis needs! 

About the event: 

Each summer, NATIA hosts its annual National Training and Technology Exhibition. It includes classroom training, hands-on workshops, and a technology exhibition.  In addition, there are many opportunities to network with a wide variety of individuals who are engaged in technical surveillance and specialized support of  law enforcement and intelligence gathering agencies. 

Find out more about the event and how to apply here.

About NATIA

The National Technical Investigator’s Association (NATIA) is a law enforcement training association dedicated to providing top training, technology exhibits, networking, and support to the technical surveillance community. It is comprised of over 3,500 law enforcement, intelligence, and support personnel who provide electronic surveillance, technical operations, and scientific support for hundreds of federal, military, state, and local agencies across the United States and around the world. 

Learn more about NATIA here.

Register Today to Our Free Webinar “Getting Started With Video Evidence”

Get me the CCTV! Show me the suspect! Enhance that blurry face!

These phrases are very often heard in the numerous police shows we see on our screens these days.

Although we have come a long way since the days of the VHS tape, dealing with video in investigations is still littered with challenges, many of which are hidden due to the evidence being “just a video”.

So here we are again with one of our widely requested free webinars!
Due to the success of this webinar, we are happy to inform you that we have scheduled a repeat of Getting started with video evidence”.

Join David Spreadborough from Amped Software and learn about physical evidence, imagery evidence, locating, seizing, recovering, continuity, chain of custody, decoding, playback and review, interpretation, and presentation.

In this free information-packed session, you will learn about these challenges and gain an insight into examining video evidence, ensuring you have the knowledge to make the best decisions when reviewing videos.

If you are an investigator or detective, or just starting out with video evidence, this webinar is for you! If you are an experienced video analyst and know someone in your organization that can benefit from this webinar, please share this invitation with them.

Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM EST (4:00 PM CET) – 11:30 AM EST (5:30 PM CET)
Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Certificates:
After viewing this webinar you will be issued a certificate by email documenting that you have taken part in the session. Please note that a certificate will only be issued to those who request it and who have attended the entire webinar.

Come and See Us at the 2021 Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference in Myrtle Beach!

From June 6-9, Amped Software will be exhibiting at the Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference at the Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Come and visit us in booth 604 and follow our presentation on Sunday, June 06 from 1:05 PM to 1:55 PM in Oleander B:

Video Evidence Pitfalls: While video is more readily available to aid in investigations today (e.g. CCTV, Body-worn, social media, and cellphones), there are several questions that may be asked of a video and that may not be able to be answered just by hitting the “Play” button. Understanding how video from sources can affect what we see when evaluating video is crucial to any evidence, and the eye is prone to see things differently than it is recorded. Learn why it is crucial to understand how the video played and make sure the answers we get from the images are accurate.

Speaker: Blake Sawyer, technical support and training – Amped Software USA Inc.

About the Conference:

Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference provides a unique education experience that blends together the digital forensics and cybersecurity industries for collaboration between government and private sectors.

It has grown into one of the most important resources for corporate network security professionals, federal, state and local law enforcement digital forensic specialists, and cybersecurity industry leaders from around the world.

For more info and to register, click here.

We are also offering a limited number of free passes to access the event. Request yours now by sending us an email at info@ampedsoftware.com.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Join Us at the Amped User Days 2021 in April

We’re excited to once again bring you Amped User Days 2021. This free virtual event is taking place from April 20-22, 2021 with a rich panel of speakers from Amped Software and experts from the industry. Register today and join us!

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It’s always such a great opportunity to catch up with our users from around the world and experts from the industry, to exchange ideas and get product feedback. In this three-day event, you will be able to meet the team behind Amped Software products, ask questions, discuss product improvements, and interact with other Amped users.

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Last Call to Register for Webinar: Getting Started With Video Evidence

Due to the great success and demand for this webinar, we have scheduled another date! 

Why are investigators and CCTV analysts so interested in this content? They have learned that dealing with video in investigations is still littered with challenges, many of which are hidden.

Join David Spreadborough from Amped Software and learn about physical evidence, imagery evidence, locating, seizing, recovering, continuity, chain of custody, decoding, playback and review, interpretation, and presentation.

In this free information-packed session, you will learn about these challenges and gain an insight into examining video evidence, ensuring you have the knowledge to make the best decisions when reviewing videos.

If you are an investigator or detective, or just starting out with video evidence, this webinar is for you!

Please share this invitation with any friends or colleagues who might be interested and who you think could benefit from this webinar.

Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM EST (4:00 PM CET) – 11:30 AM EST (5:30 PM CET)

REGISTER NOW!

Helping Digital Media Investigators Understand Video Evidence

Join David Spreadborough from Amped Software at the Fourth National Digital Media Investigator’s Online Conference on Wednesday, November 18, from 12:40 pm – 1:10 pm (GMT) in our presentation entitled Understanding Video Evidence to learn why dealing with video in investigations is littered with challenges, many of which are hidden due to the evidence often being considered as, “just a video”. Providing an overview of the challenges investigators face when dealing with video and the knowledge they should have to make better early decisions with video evidence, David will discuss imagery evidence, the importance of correct recovery, playback, interpretation, and presentation.

​This year’s online conference follows the success of the previous three DMI conferences and aims to promote the status of the DMI role, featuring best practice presentations from experts from law enforcement, academia and industry around the digital strategy. It will also provide DMIs with the opportunity to network and debate key issues online in dedicated discussion sessions.

To register: Please send the delegate name(s), email address and purchase order to info@the-investigator.co.uk or telephone +44(0)844 660 8707 for further information. 

Click here for more information.

Register For Free Webinar: Getting Started With Video Evidence

Get me the CCTV! Show me the suspect! Enhance that blurry face!

These phrases are very often heard in the numerous police shows we see on our screens these days.

Although we have come a long way since the days of the VHS tape, dealing with video in investigations is still littered with challenges, many of which are hidden due to the evidence being “just a video”.

Join David Spreadborough from Amped Software and learn about physical evidence, imagery evidence, locating, seizing, recovering, continuity, chain of custody, decoding, playback and review, interpretation, and presentation.

In this free information-packed session, you will learn about these challenges and gain an insight into examining video evidence, ensuring you have the knowledge to make the best decisions when reviewing videos.

If you are an investigator or detective, or just starting out with video evidence, this webinar is for you! If you are an experienced video analyst and know someone in your organization that can benefit from this webinar, please share this invitation with them.

At Amped we want to ensure that we assist our video analysts (our Amped FIVE users) to decrease their case backlogs in the forensic video labs, allowing you to work on cases that require your expertise and advanced technical skills. And we are doing this by empowering investigators with the knowledge and tools they need to properly handle video evidence.

Please share this invitation with any friends or colleagues who might be interested and who you think could benefit from this webinar.

Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM EST (4:00 PM CET) – 11:30 AM EST (5:30 PM CET)

Certificates:
After viewing this webinar you will be issued a certificate by email documenting that you have taken part in the session. Please note that a certificate will only be issued to those who request it and who have attended the entire webinar.

We have lots to say at LEVA 2020

Team Amped has a lot to say at this year’s LEVA Annual Digital Multimedia Evidence Training Symposium.

Join us for one or all of these very exciting and interesting Amped Software sessions at VirtuaLEVA 2020 from October 26-30.

This online series of training events will be delivered via Zoom Pro and recorded sessions will be available until April 1, 2021. All session hours can be applied to LEVA certification renewal including the recorded sessions.

“See” you there!

Dealing with Deep Fakes
Presenter: Marco Fontani
October 26, 13:15 – 15:15, EDT

This presentation provides a basic understanding of what to look for in terms of image authentication and what can be utilized in the field of video authentication. Understand what is a Deep Fake. What are steps to authenticate images. How is video authentication different from image authentication.

Advanced File Analysis and Interpretation
Presenter: David Spreadborough
October 27, 10:45 – 12:45, EDT

Take an in-depth look at some of the information held within a video file and how it is interpreted. Look at stream timing, format differences and the old favorite of encoding reliability. What are the facts, what’s unreliable… and what requires further testing? Amped FIVE is featured to decode, convert, analyze and interpret the video evidence, but non-FIVE users will easily be able to follow on and gain valuable insight.

Trends In the Evolving Field of Forensic Video Analysis
Presenter: Blake Sawyer
October 27, 15:30 – 17:00, EDT

Based on data collected over the years of supporting the Forensic Video Analysis community, learn how trends in the FVA field are changing. The goal of this presentation is to examine those trends and volume to help agencies evaluate their needs in terms of systems and workflow.

FFmpeg Fundamentals
Presenter: Blake Sawyer
October 28, 10:45 – 12:45, EDT

This presentation will walk through the fundamentals of FFmpeg as described in the SWGDE document, with an emphasis with streamcopying proprietary file, and using some of the analysis features from the command line. Learn and understand some of the limitations of FFmpeg, but also many of the benefits for the daily toolbox and troubleshooting workflow.

Amped FIVE Workflow
Presenter: Blake Sawyer
October 28, 13:15 – 17:15, EDT

Get an understanding on how Amped FIVE can be the one tool for playing, converting, clarifying, and presenting video evidence. The focus of this course will be some of the newer features Amped has released in the last few years, but should be well suited for new and experienced users.

FFmpeg Fundamentals (repeat)
Presenter: Blake Sawyer
October 29, 15:30 – 17:30, EDT

This presentation will walk through the fundamentals of FFmpeg as described in the SWGDE document, with an emphasis with streamcopying proprietary file, and using some of the analysis features from the command line. Learn and understand some of the limitations of FFmpeg, but also many of the benefits for the daily toolbox and troubleshooting workflow.

Dealing with Deep Fakes (repeat)
Presenter: Marco Fontani
October 30, 09:00 – 10:30, EDT

This presentation provides a basic understanding of what to look for in terms of image authentication and what can be utilized in the field of video authentication. Understand what is a Deep Fake. What are steps to authenticate images. How is video authentication different from image authentication.

Advanced File Analysis and Interpretation
Presenter: David Spreadborough
October 30, 10:45 – 12:15, EDT

Take an in-depth look at some of the information held within a video file and how it is interpreted. Look at stream timing, format differences and the old favorite of encoding reliability. What are the facts, what’s unreliable… and what requires further testing? Amped FIVE is featured to decode, convert, analyze and interpret the video evidence, but non-FIVE users will easily be able to follow on and gain valuable insight.

REGISTER AT LEVA WEBSITE

Join us this week at the IACP Virtual Training Event and Expo

From October 21 – 23, Amped Software will be exhibiting at the IACP 2020 Virtual Training Event and Expo

Video evidence is becoming a crucial component of cases and official investigations, and two things have become ever apparent. First, it is crucial that agencies review these videos accurately to make sure they get the best evidence. Second, agencies need a fast and easy way to get relevant information out to the public or other agencies.

We are excited to be able to share with the attendees at IACP 2020 the tools we have, which are helping agencies worldwide, to convert and play video accurately from any source without the need for other applications, and to generate actionable images and videos with annotations and redactions.

Come and see more at the Amped Software “booth” in the virtual expo hall. Remember that the hall will be open a full day before programming so you have lots of time to come see us! Schedule meetings or “drop a business card” to interact with us once the platform is available. 

While you can explore the expo hall anytime, company representatives will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 20 – Thursday, October 22. 

See you there! 

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